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Define ethics

The formalized study of morality

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Define nursing ethics

An expression of the values and beliefs that guide our nursing practice

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Define bioethics

Moral aspect of healthcare with principles

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What are the 9 bioethical principles?

1) Autonomy
2) Beneficence
3) Non-maleficence
4) Confidentiality
5) Justice (fair and equitable hcare and access to)
6) fidelity (loyal and faithful)
7) veracity (truth, trust, responsibility)
8) Distributive justice
9) Social justice

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Describe the difference between morality and ethics

Both involve right/wrong and ought/ought not in human behaviour and influence how we make decisions r/t our actions

ETHICS:

philosophy to understand common patterns of reasoning between right and good.

Important issues that can be generalized, but still be debated

2nd order: conscious reflection on the adequacy of moral beliefs

MORALITY:

sense of right and wrong (conscience)

personal values. Concepts (love, freedom, respect)

1st order: set of beliefs and practices about how to live a good life

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Describe MORAL DISTRESS

when one knows the morally correct action and feels responsible to the pt, but institutional or other restraints make it impossible to follow through

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Describe MORAL UNCERTAINTY

when one feels something is morally amiss and that something should be done, but is unsure (either of source or action)

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Describe MORAL OUTRAGE

when one observes/performs an immoral acct and believes it to be immoral

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Describe MORAL RESIDUE

long standing feelings of guilt or remorse of inadequacy of nursing capacity about unresolved ethical conflict/moral distress

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Describe MORAL RESPECT

belief in worth and dignity for all individuals irrespective of their attributes or life situation

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Describe MORAL SELF-CARE

refers to one's duty to preserve one's own image and dignity

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Describe MORAL/ETHICAL DILEMMA

when one is required to make a choice between two mutually exclusive courses of action and have equal weight